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Dec 8, 2012 9:00pm EST
including the more than 2300 who were killed at pearl harbor alone. they are all remembered here on the field of gold stars behind me. this memorial is meant to ensure that their sacrifice will be remembered in perpetuity. when our children and our grandchildren visit this place, this memorial, they will learn about what it means when we meay freedom is not free. hopefully it will inspire them to also serve their country. we in the national park service tried every day to repair -- repay and honor the sacrifice of the men and women who served in world war ii by caring for this memorial and by educating our visitors about the importance of world war ii in american history. as the proud son of world war ii veteran, i am honored to be entrusted with this care. thank you very much. [applause] >> thank you, sir. ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to introduce the chairman of the board of the friends of the national world war ii memorial, lieutenant-general mckiliter. >> good afternoon. thank you for joining us as it -- as we commemorate the 71st anniversary of the attack on pearl harbo
Dec 9, 2012 12:00am EST
great tyrannies. we don't know that in the hour of need, you gave at men and women the strength and resolve to stand no matter the cost. made those brave souls who still remain here with us feel today your hand of strength. for those who remained with us today, received renewed hope and awareness of our gratitude for their bravery and sacrifice. we asked for york and seizing grace and bountiful blessings on them -- your unceasing grace and bountiful blessings on them. as we forge forward, committed to building superlative global unity and peace. amen. >> ladies and gentlemen, please be seated. >> our first speaker today is represent as the co-host for today's ceremony for the nationals -- national parks service, mr. robert vogel, superintendent of the national memorial parks. [applause] >> good afternoon. on behalf of the national parks service, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the world war ii memorial, which is dedicated to the valiant soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines who fought in that war. as the superintendent of the national mall and memorial park, i have the true hon
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